Yvonne said: where is the PROOF, the physical, empirical evidence that there is NO GOD.
No one can prove a negative. Nice try, though.
I'm sure you don't believe in leprechauns. But, are you able to provide evidence that they don't exist? Didn't think so.
That's because if something doesn't exist, there isn't any evidence to find, because... well... it doesn't exist. I can't disprove your god anymore than you can disprove leprechauns, Bigfoot, or the Loch Ness Monster.
See, here is how verification of claims work... not that you'll agree with this, because it seems you change the meanings of words at will and as needed to make the definitions conform to your predefined notions... but this is how it works: Someone makes a claim. Another person doesn't believe the claim. The onus of providing evidence is on the person making the claim
You claim there's a god. I don't believe your claim. The onus is on you to provide evidence to support your claim. I never said there absolutely wasn't a god. I only said I don't believe there is because of a lack of evidence.
I'm not absolutely positive that there is no god. Only in the sense that I'm not absolutely positive there are no leprechauns. But does it take more faith to not believe in leprechauns than it does to believe in them? Nope. Not in least.
Now, I'll say it yet again: There very well could be a god
, but I live my life on the assumption that there isn't a god because of a complete and utter lack of evidence to support a belief in a god. The delusions that religious people talk themselves into believing IS NOT evidence.
Your argument can be explained with this cartoon.
"When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion it is called Religion." -- Robert M. Pirsig